The Romanian did not have the best of games for Southampton this afternoon.
The Saints faced Premier League opposition in the form of Crystal Palace at St Marys. It was an enthralling game, well at least it was in the first-half, where Southampton twice let a lead slip as they lost 3-2.
Two goals from Marouane Chamakh and a first Palace strike for Yaya Sanogo saw The Eagles to victory and Southampton were not at their best in this cup 'upset'.
One player who certainly did not have his best day at the office was Florin Gardos. The Romanian was signed from Steaua Bucharest in the summer and has recently been thrust into first-team action. With Maya Yoshida away on international duty and Toby Alderweireld injured, he has had to play far more regular than originally planned by Ronald Koeman.
Overall he has impressed. He was particularly good in the 1-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford. But it was his botched tackle that led to Yoann Gouffran's strike for Newcastle last week and today he was not impressive.
After being booked just before half-time he was hauled off by Koeman for Matt Targett, with Ryan Bertrand replacing him at centre-back.
Southampton fans will not lose faith in Gardos just yet. But this was certainly not his best day at the office...
Gardos is bit of a ? for me. Looked good against the top teams but has struggled against likes of Palace today, sheff utd + Ipswich home— greg v (@gregvul) January 24, 2015
Never thought I'd say it but we need Yoshida back, still not convinced Gardos is a footballer— Charlie Brown (@charlieambrown) January 24, 2015
Well at least that poor performance is out the way. In all seriousness, Gardos at times is just not good enough #saintsfc— Vicky (@vmjc1976) January 24, 2015
@gordonsimpson said the exact same thing,two wasted opportunities this season. Gardos was always going to b found out I'm afraid— Ian Brown (@harrydunn999) January 24, 2015